The Local School Wellness Council/Wellness team is created at each school with the assistance of the school’s administration team. It exists to give everyone a voice, allow schools to identify needs, and develop goals to enhance student health and wellness. A Toolkit was developed to assist each school with creating a Local School Wellness Council/Team and develop their school’s goals.
The Montgomery County Public Schools Wellness Toolkit will provide steps to help your school implement the revised Regulation JPG-RA Wellness: Physical and Nutritional Health, which focuses on promoting physical and nutritional health and social-emotional well-being. According to the MCPS regulations summary, our schools have three goals:
Throughout the toolkit, you will receive ideas and guidance that will assist you in creating a successful LSWC and formalize a student wellness plan for your individual school. There are many wellness goals/activities that may be included in your plan. This toolkit will help you identify the current activities at your school and provide guidance to include those and others in your plan.
Shaun Sawko RDN,LD/N
Director, Student Wellness Initiatives
Should you need additional information, please feel free to contact StudentWellness@mcpsmd.org.
If you are interested in getting involved or learning more about your school’s student wellness plan, please contact your school’s principal.